Effective Group Facilitation
9:00am - 4:30pm
This interactive course will equip students with concrete skills and practices that support effective group facilitation in diverse settings. Course content is geared toward helping students interface with diverse groups outside the explicitly therapeutic setting, where diverse people are working together – staff teams, community coalitions, mentorship and peer-learning groups, committees, boards of directors, etc.
In this time of increasingly polarized divides, it is vital that we deepen and practice the skills necessary to connect with those who do not share our identities. Addressing the intersectional dynamics of identity in the workplace – such as race, ethnicity, class, orientation, and gender – makes us more effective, individually and collectively.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate facilitation skills to draw out differing perspectives, navigate conflict, and address power dynamics.
- Practice essential anti-oppressive listening and communication skills that meaningfully address identity, effectively engage conflict, and deepen interpersonal relationships.
- Examine their personal identities and perspectives, and the ways in which those may impact their role in group settings.
This course offers 7 CE hours
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (30 minute lunch on your own)
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSSW10
Students: 15% off – code: CPDGSSW15
Jenny Medrano is skilled at teaching and facilitating groups ranging from children to adults. Her experience includes facilitating diversity and inclusivity workshops, supervising after-school programming, and teaching on the topics of cultural intelligence and racial identity. Jenny’s unique experience as a Chicana leader has fueled her passion for developing strong leadership pipelines so that minority youth leaders have a place to flourish as adult leaders. This passion lends her to work with both youth and adults in the equity and anti-oppression realm and Jenny acts as lead in facilitating conversations around shifting power dynamics in organizations. Jenny received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Wheaton College in Illinois.